Last Bastion Of Discrimination


Last Bastion of Discrimination

Last Bastion of Discrimination

Main Idea

Over the last half-century, lawmakers in the U.S. have barred discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, disability, and, in many places, sexual orientation. But bias based on physical appearance remains the nation's last bastion of acceptable bigotry. Unattractive people are less likely to be hired and promoted, and they earn lower salaries, even in fields in which looks have no obvious relationship to professional duties.

Main Points

In a 2005 poll, 16 percent of American workers claimed their appearance had led superiors to discriminate against them, according to the ...